8 Airlines That Fly Nonstop/OneStop From Africa To The U.S. And Canada

Kerwin McKenzie Africa, Airlines 2 Comments

How To Fly Nonstop Or OneStop To/From The U.S. and Canada To/From Africa


Ada Foah Beach, Ghana

Ada Foah Beach in Ghana



Africa, the vast continent that most think is just one country. I have a detailed post here that gives you more information on Africa and all its countries. However, this post will talk about how to get to/from the U.S. and Canada from/to Africa nonstop.


Nonstop/OneStop Service


Air Algerie

This Algeria-based carrier does not serve the U.S., but do serve Canada. Here are the cities it serves:



Montreal-Trudeau, QC Canada (YUL) to Algiers, Algeria (ALG)



Delta Air Lines (DL)


As of this writing, Delta Air Lines, SkyTeam Alliance member,  is the only U.S. airline with nonstop service to Africa. United had service from its Houston hub to Lagos, Nigeria (LOS), but have since closed the service.

Delta serves the following cities:

  • Accra, Ghana (ACC) to New York-JFK, NY (JFK)
  • Johannesburg, South Africa (JNB) to Atlanta, GA (ATL)
  • Lagos, Nigeria (LOS) to Atlanta, GA (ATL)
  • Lagos, Nigeria (LOS) to New York-JFK, NY (JFK)


Nelson Mandella's House in Soweto, South Africa

Nelson Mandella’s House in Soweto, South Africa



Egyptair (MS)


Based in Cairo, Egypt (CAI), Egyptair, a Star Alliance member serves the following cities:



  • Cairo EG (CAI) to Toronto-Pearson, ON Canada (YYZ)



  • Cairo, Egypt  (CAI) to New York-JFK, NY (JFK)
  • Cairo EG (CAI) to Washington-Dulles, VA (IAD)






Ethiopian Airlines (ET)


Based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia(ADD), Ethiopian, a Star Alliance member, is the airline that serves the most U.S. cities with nonstop service or one-stop service using the same flight number, from Africa. Here is a list of the routes:



  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ADD) to Lome,Togo (LFW) to Houston-Intercontinental, TX (IAH) [announced, but not yet started]
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ADD) to Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire (ABJ) to New York-JFK, NY (JFK)
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ADD) to Lome, Togo (LFW) to Newark-Liberty, NJ (EWR)
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ADD) to Washington-Dulles, VA (IAD)



Kenya Airways (KQ)



  • Nairobi, Kenya (NBO) to New York-JFK, NY (JFK)


Royal Air Maroc (AT)



  • Casablanca, Morocco (CMN) to Montreal-Trudeau, QC Canada (YUL)



  • Casablanca, Morocco (CMN) to Boston, MA (BOS)
  • Casablanca, Morocco (CMN) to Miami, FL (MIA)
  • Casablanca, Morocco (CMN) to New York-JFK, NY (JFK)
  • Casablanca, Morocco (CMN) to Washington-Dulles, VA (IAD)



South African Airlines (SA)


Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, South African Airlines, a Star Alliance carrier, serves many cities in Africa as well as Europe from its hub. Here are the cities it serves:



  • Johannesburg, South Africa (JNB) to New York-JFK, NY (JFK)
  • Johannesburg ZA (JNB) to Accra, Ghana (ACC) to Washington-Dulles, VA (IAD)
  • Johannesburg ZA (JNB) to Dakar, Senegal (DSS) to Washington-Dulles, VA (IAD)


SandtonJohannesburg, South Africa - Nelson Mandela Square Statue

SandtonJohannesburg, South Africa – Nelson Mandela Square Statue



You can find some information on visiting Johannesburg, South Africa here.


Tunis Air (TU)


Based in Tunis, Tunisia, serves many cities in Africa as well as Europe and Asia from its hub. Here are the cities it serves:



  • Tunis, Tunisia (TUN) to Montreal-Trudeau, QB Canada (YUL)



Connecting Service

In addition to the above airlines operating nonstop/onestop service, you may also get to Africa via connecting flights over Asia, Europe, The Middle East and India.


  • Air France (AF) – via Paris-Charles de Gaulle, France (CDG)
  • Air India (AI)
  • Air Italy (IG) – via Milan, Italy (MXP)
  • British Airways (BA) via London-Heathrow (LHR)
  • Emirates (EK) via Dubai, United Arab Emirates (DXB)
  • KLM (KL) via Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS)
  • Lufthansa (LH) via Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) and Munich, Germany (MUC)
  • Qantas Airways (QF) via Perth, Australia (PER)
  • Qatar Airways (QR) via Doha, Qatar (DOH)
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS) via London-Heathrow, UK (LHR)



Have you visited Africa as yet?


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